On this day in 1605, a plot to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords was foiled, resulting in the arrest and execution of one of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes. Known as the “Gunpowder Treason Plot”, the event is celebrated every November 5, by burning effigies of Fawkes.

“Don’t you Remember,
The Fifth of November,
‘Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,
I let off my gun,
And made’em all run.
And Stole all their Bonfire away.”